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Contested Popularity

In an effort to stave off what is most likely an inevitable slide into national chaos, Jill Stein, doing something useful for the first time all year, has raised funds to call for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The … Continue reading

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Corporate Responsibility 2.0

Was just noting some folks all happy about how a recent commercial for Secret deodorant features a Trans woman, and it got me to thinking. This is probably a ridiculous thing for a damned-near-socialist progressive to say, but: In the … Continue reading

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The Purple Lie

Another election year, another purple map. Breakdowns like this also came out four years ago (and I believe in 2008, too.) They’re intended to be comforting, but they’re also somewhat misleading.   To help explain why, let me also talk about … Continue reading

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Spark

I’ve gone through a lot of feelings in the last 24 hours, much of which I’ve dumped all over Twitter and FB, among other places. I’m feeling the same as a lot of others do, going by the other posts … Continue reading

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Earth’s Mightiest Heroine

There’s a great little opinion piece in the Seattle Times today, illustrated with an even better–and hilarious–image of Trump as a rampaging supervillain and Hillary as the hero fighting him off. This got me to thinking, so if you’ll indulge … Continue reading

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Turning of the Tides

Much of the post-DNC buzz today has been about how the convention managed to wrest back control of a lot of ideas and concepts that once belonged only to the GOP: Patriotism, a strong (but non-aggressive) military, civic duty, etc. … Continue reading

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Subtext and Subversion: Update

The Vikings season finale just aired this week, so I figured it’s time for an update on the show’s amazing, and in my opinion groundbreaking, central male/male relationship, which I commented on last summer. Our pair, Viking king Ragnar and his constant … Continue reading

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